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July 2017 AADC Newsletter

Auburn Area Democratic Club E-News

Serving Democrats of the Auburn area since 2004                       July  24,  2017

 AADC Presents:  
 “Topics of Community Interest”

The Auburn Area Democratic Club is an organization dedicated to informing the public and advancing democratic ideals. AADC holds open public meetings on the 1st Thursday evening of each month featuring our “Topics of Community Interest” presentations.
AADC has members from the City of Auburn and its surrounding area, including Colfax, Weimar, Meadow Vista, North Auburn and Newcastle.   Membership is $25 per year.  Democrats can learn more about the Club, subscribe to our AADC monthly newsletter and join by going to the website

August 3rd AADC meeting, 7 pm


See complete listing and details of each event at AADC website Events
Wed. Aug., 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Meet Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom in Roseville August 2nd @ Maidu Community Center
Thu. Aug. 3, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, AADC meeting,Topic: Defend Granite Bay. Speaker, Larissa Berry, Pres. of Defend Granite Bay , Auburn Library
Sat. Aug. 5, 5:00pm-7:30pm, First Annual California Dreamers Fundraiser, Foothills Event Center, Grass Valley
Sun. Aug. 6, 11:00am- 3:00 pm, Placer County Democratic Party Annual BBQ, Johnson-Springview Park, Rocklin
Thu. Sept. 7, 7:00pm- 9:00pm, AADC meeting, Topic: The Secret Origins of America. Speaker, Sanford Miller, Auburn Library.
Thu.-Sun. Sep. 7, 8, 9 and 10, AADC booth at the Gold Country Fair
Sep. 29, 30 and Oct. 1, AADC booth at the Fall Auburn Home Show.
Sep. 23, 7:00pm – 11:00 pm, “Be the Change”Youth Talent Show, at the Gomez Arts and Events Center, Auburn.
Oct. 7, 2:00pm – 5:00 pm, AADC Annual Fund-raiser Gala, “How California Can Lead the Nation,” speakers Delaine Eastin and Christine Pelosi Order tickets here.
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Check frequently for current petitions to be signed, both California and national, at our   AADC Petitions web page .

See what our activists are up to!
Banner Friday Headlines
We will make new banners on Thursday at Scott’s.  Perhaps we can highlight our big-hearted president’s new-found interest in bestowing pardons?  LOL!
Predictions are for a hot Friday  (not quite 100 degrees, as of today’s prediction).  Unless the forecast goes higher, let’s gather as usual on Friday, and see if we can’t send another message!
See you on Friday!

Al Franklin


AADC Membership is approaching 200, so with just a few more new members we’ll cross that big milestone. We have a list of AADC friends and supporters who we’ll reach out to soon to encourage to join the Club.  If you are one of those supporters, take the plunge and join us!!
We also have about 50 loyal members who haven’t renewed for 2017-2018 yet, so if you have forgotten to renew, please use the form below, fill it out and send it in with your dues today.  Annual dues are due July 1st.
Many thanks for keeping AADC strong!
Roke Whitson, Membership Committee Chair

 Time to renew your Club Membership

Don’t forget to keep up your membership. Your annual dues are due each year on JULY 1st, so please fill out the form attached and mail your $25 dues (checks made payable to AADC) to: AADC, P.O. Box 6851, Auburn, CA 95604
or pay on-line at AADC membership.
Your dues support the Club’s advocacy activities  and never obligate you to get more involved than you want to be, although participation is always, welcome! Dues-paying members are eligible to vote at our monthly AADC meetings. For more information, email 

 President’s Message

We all watch the Donald with various emotions – disgust, outrage, sadness and incredulity.  How did we go from the graciousness and effectiveness of President Obama to the depths of Trumpism? When I get this discouraged, I get energized by reading about the resurgence of democratic action.  For instance, our CD4 election is getting statewide and national attention. Take a moment to read this Sac Bee article on Regina Bateson’s
(and other Dems’) campaign against McClintock and the Democratic Party’s prioritized list of California Congressional Districts they want to flip in 2018.  The DCCC is even opening a California office!!  We need to flip 24 seats to regain control of the House of Representatives and California will do its part!
When I feel my most outrage, I decide to take action.  It makes me feel better to work on something to change the direction of our nation. So, when you have those awful feelings, take action!  Throughout this newsletter there are opportunities for you to get involved and contribute. Whether registering voters, doing booth duty at our Democratic booths at the Gold Country Fair and the Fall Auburn Home Show, helping to make our Fall Fundraiser successful or making sure your AADC dues are current – all of this helps.
Stay energized, keep busy and, with your efforts, Democrats will win in 2018 and 2020!  See you August 3rd at our next AADC Meeting, back at the Library.
Jan Bell, President

Editor’s Corner

What a summer this has been!

In addition to our usual activities, our resistance efforts have proceeded full force, and we are quite visible on Tuesdays and Fridays with our signs and banners.  Our big events of July were our participation in the Auburn 4th of July parade and our July 6 candidates event.
Our entry in the parade this year was our largest ever!AADC was joined by our Auburn Indivisibles, our Solidaritygroup, the Placer Women Dems, our Dreamers, our Stonewall Dems, and a mixed collection of other Dems. In addition we had 5 of our CD01 and CD04 candidates, some walking and others riding. What a terrific response we got from the crowd this year- best ever!
Our candidates event at the Gomez Arts  and Events Center was attended, by my count, by ~220 people anxious to learn about potential rivals of Reps. LaMalfa and McClintock. Standing room only, but well worth it, as the candidates were quite impressive!
As you will read in the Voter Reg., Fundraiser and Events Committee reports, as well as our calendar listings, we’re rapidly approaching our REALLY busy season.  More than ever, we need volunteers to join us in our various activities.  Please read each and consider joining us in the fun!
Sunny Carraway, Newsletter Editor

The Voter Registration and Outreach Committee will meet on Saturday, August 5, at 9:00 am at the Depoe Bay Coffee Company back  room.  Here is what we will talk about:  1. Sierra College:  We will register voters on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from August 22 until Wednesday, October 25.  Paul Comiskey will lead the Tuesday team and Scott Johnson will lead the Wednesday Team.  We need team members, including some who will take over if Scott or I cannot make it on a given day. 2. We will cover the Gold Country Fair which runs from Thursday, September 7 through Sunday, September 10. 3. Our youth arts talent show “Be the Change” will occur on the evening of Saturday, September 23, and it will be a great success.
At our meeting on August 5 we will organize for recruiting our contestants, get the dates for schools to open and divide up schools.  We will also be contacting District School Administrators.  We have to make an all-out push starting on August 5.
The Auburn Home Show is happening on the same weekend as “Be the Change.” We will be staffing that event as well;  we have a lot of work to do.
Please come to the meeting and join us in these events!.  
Paul W. Comiskey, Voter Outreach Committee Chair, , 916-577-0696


No rest for the weary! We are entering our busiest time of the year…and we need your help.  In addition to the other items on our unusually busy calendar you’ll note two multi-day fairs at which AADC Dems will be manning booths. the Gold Country Fair Sep. 7, 8, 9 and 10, and the Fall Auburn Home Show Sep. 29, 30 and Oct. 1 our booth.  We’ll be registering voters, selling Dem “swag” and talking with people about what Democrats stand for.  Our CD01 and CD04 candidates will drop in from time to time to get in some “face time” and chat with voters.
We will have several shifts to fill at each fair, so please join us! We’ll have sign-up sheets at the upcoming August 3rd meeting, or you can call or e-mail Rosie at (530) 866-8199 or to sign up for booth duty.
Sunny Carraway, Events Committee co-chair

    Plans for the 14th Annual AADC Fall Fundraiser are in full swing. Our theme is “How California Can Lead the Nation,”and we will hold the event on Saturday, October 7, from 2pm to 5pm at the General Gomez Arts Center in Auburn. Click here to buy your $39 tickets online now . Two well-known women speakers will be joining us:  Delaine Eastin, Gubernatorial candidate, and Christine Pelosi, Chair of the California Women’s Caucus and candidate for the DNC.
    Your ticket includes great hors d’oeuvres catered by Joe Caribe ,and even a free drink. The jazz band Equinox will provide cool music.
    AADC’s primary fund raising activity for the year is the auction we hold at this fundraiser. Can you help support our mission to get Democratic candidates elected, both locally and nationally? We need your help! Perhaps you can donate a precious item that everyone will fall in love with and provoke a bidding war? How about tickets to a game or a theme park? Gift certifi-cates to your own business or to a major retailer or local service? We love those!  Be creative and think up something that you have that everyone else wants! We provide free pickup and delivery for larger pieces. Call or email for further info about donating to the auction or volunteering to help. It’s never been more important to support the Democratic Party!
Mary Helen Fein, Fundraising Committee chair